Commodities And The CSL

A recent unpublished opinion by Justice William W. Bedsworth set me to cogitating on the status of commodities under the Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  In Kelly v. Monex Co., 2013 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5903 (Aug. 21, 2013), the plaintiff had lost substantial amounts in trading gold and silver through the defendant.  She sued and the

California’s Greenhouse Gas Allowance Auction To Be Held Tomorrow

The California Air Resources Board has given notice of the first greenhouse gas allowance auction to be held tomorrow (November 14).   Last April, I wrote about the market in “Trading In California’s Greenhouse Gas Allowances – Fraud’s New Frontier?” The auction will be effected on an internet-based platform and will have a single-round, sealed-bid format.  The auction is